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Principal Analyst, Metals and Mining Research

S&P Global
Washington D.C., USA
Closing date
Mar 13, 2024

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Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
The Roles: Principal Analyst, Metals and Mining Research

The Role: S&P Global Commodity Insights, a premier sector-focused news and information provider, is looking for a Principal Analyst to cover the metals and mining industry as it expands the Commodity Briefing Service team. In this dynamic role, you will provide deep-sector analysis and thought leadership focused on supply and demand fundamentals and policy initiatives across key sectors of the metals and mining industry.

The Impact: S&P Global Commodity Insights and S&P Global Market Intelligence have solid reputations as premier sector-focused price, news, and information providers. Our clients include a cross section of the broader Metals, Minerals and Mining sector including mining companies, traders, vendors, consultants, regulators/government entities and all those that operate within the financial and commodities markets such as Investment Banks, Investment Managers, Hedge Funds, Private Equity, Brokers, etc. We are a multinational organization that has built a robust franchise on data collection and standardization, layering on proprietary news and research, employing analysts, economists and geologists that are well regarded within the sector.

The Career Opportunity: In this high impact role, you will be responsible for expanding our footprint in the metals space through the development of new datasets and analytical reports. As a thought leader, you will raise your presence as an authority on critical minerals, supporting marketing and commercial initiatives focused on business objectives. You will get exposure to product development across teams, mentor and work alongside experienced analysts on all aspects of the metals value chain, as well as contribute to research across a wide range of other mined commodities and relevant downstream sectors. This will be a great platform for you to continue to grow and broaden your value professionally as a go-to contact for international media and our client base.

The Team / The Business: Our Commodity Briefing Service team provides in-depth expert insight into the metals and mining sector. Leveraging an unsurpassed level of experience and data, from worldwide exploration, development and production to strategic planning and acquisitions activity - this group delivers reliable, unbiased research and analysis drawn directly from extensive industry contacts, global news and other information sources. Our high-quality products and services help clients identify, benchmark and value new business opportunities, monitor competitors and market trends, and act on strategies more confidently and efficiently.

Our Hiring Manager says: "I'm looking for a thought leader with deep sector knowledge, who is inquisitive, client-focused, and excited to develop and deliver class-leading research and analysis to our clients and the industry as a whole. Able to work with a wide array of teams across S&P Global, the successful candidate would build upon the existing world-class content to provide clients with articulate and thought-provoking analytical reports that highlight challenges and opportunities in the metals and mining sector."

Requirements: The ideal candidate will have significant experience in a metals and mining analytics role, be educated to degree level or above, and have an enthusiastic and keen approach to learning and developing their existing knowledge of commodity markets.

Responsibilities: Including but not limited to:
  • Development and creation of high-value insights and analysis of the metals and mining sector.
  • Assessing impacts of energy transition efforts across the metals sector.
  • Researching, analyzing and publishing commentary on topical events pertinent to critical minerals, ferrous and non-ferrous metals.
  • Participation in business development activities and external representations as required, such as at conferences or client roadshows.
  • Communication of your work to clients both directly and thought leadership events.
  • Some business travel as required
  • Expert-level experience as a commodity analyst in the critical minerals space, preferably with direct exposure to a broader suite of commodities.
  • Understanding of environmental, social and governance concerns pertinent to the mining industry.
  • Degree educated, with an emphasis on such subject areas as mining finance, engineering, chemical disciplines, economics and/or business.
  • Advanced MS Excel Skills
  • Solid numeric analytical and problem-solving capabilities.
  • Top-grade written and oral communication skills
  • Familiarity with VBA, and SQL and/or Python programming language preferred

Equal Opportunity Employer
S&P Global is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race/ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, marital status, military veteran status, unemployment status, or any other status protected by law. Only electronic job submissions will be considered for employment.

If you need an accommodation during the application process due to a disability, please send an email to: and your request will be forwarded to the appropriate person.

US Candidates Only: The EEO is the Law Poster describes discrimination protections under federal law.


20 - Professional (EEO-2 Job Categories-United States of America), RESECH202.2 - Middle Professional Tier II (EEO Job Group), SWP Priority - Ratings - (Strategic Workforce Planning)

Job ID: 295898
Posted On: 2023-12-14
Location: Calgary, Alberta, Canada

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